Nona Edra Vowell

8 June 1915–8 December 1989 (Age 74)
Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Nona Edra

When Nona Edra Vowell was born on 8 June 1915, in Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States, her father, William Edward Vowell, was 35 and her mother, Bettie Ann Harvey, was 34. She married Howard Coe Priddy on 28 May 1935, in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 5, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 7, Montague, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 8 December 1989, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Howard Coe Priddy
Nona Edra Vowell
Marriage: 28 May 1935
Glenda La Nell Priddy

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28 May 1935
Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States


    Glenda La Nell Priddy


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 2

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English variant of Fowle .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mona E Varnele in household of William E Varnele, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nona Priddy in household of Coe Priddy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nona E Vowell in household of William E Vowell, "United States Census, 1930"

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